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How do I use all of my tablet fetures on Windows XP.

I have a Toshiba Portege m400 laptop that originally had Windows XP Tablet Edition 2005 on it.  Because of a virus I was unable to remove, I reformatted my system.  I didn't have my Toshiba restore disks so I just installed XP Pro.  Everything is great except I have no use of my table whatsoever.  Is there anyway I can get my tablet to work like it did with XP Pro, and if so how?

Thank you.
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Nice laptop.

You need to install the driver for your laptop as this doesn't come as standard with Windows XP.

Try the following link to download a touch pad driver matching the following criteria:
Product type: Notebook
Family: Portege
Product series: Portege M Series
Model: Portege M400
Short Model No:  All
Operating System: Windows XP Tablet Edition
Driver type: Touch Pad Driver
Country: All
Language: English

Save the file to your hard drive, double click on the filename and extract to a temporary directory.  Double click on the setup.exe application to start the driver install.

If you look on the Toshiba support website at the driver download page:


There may be other drivers you can download for your laptop since you have re-installed windows.

Hope this solves your problem.
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Ask toshiba to send you the recovery media for your laptop. This usually costs only a little plus shipping.


i called tech support and they couldn't provide me a recovery cd, because it wasnt availible

also i tried the drivers you were talking about, and it doesn't provide the same functionality that the tablet edition does
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You might have to call sales, not tech support.
Toshiba's stance is basically that due to licensing issues, they can't offer replacement media. You can either pay them to do the restore ($75 if the unit is still under warranty or $110 if it isn't), or purchase a retail copy of the Windows media then download the necessary drivers from http://www.pcsupport.toshiba.com

More information here:

Recovery/Configuration Builder CDs for notebooks - general information


You can find a number of eBay sellers offering what is purportedly a "Toshiba Laptop Windows Boot / Repair / Recovery CD" from anywhere from $5 on up.
Windows XP Professional is not the same as Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005. It doesn't have the Tablet PC support.

The best idea - if you cannot get a copy of Tablet PC - would be to install Vista Business (cheaper than Ultimate) - and it has full Tablet PC capability. (of course - this is only an option if your hardware is Vista capable)

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